David Moyes Insists He Has Final Say on West Ham's Transfer Business

Callum Altimas
Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League
Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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West Ham boss David Moyes has revealed that he'll have the final say on all the club's transfer business this summer.

Moyes was brought in by West Ham to replace Manuel Pellegrini in late December, following a dramatic drop off in form. Two wins in his 12 first league games wasn't an ideal start, but the former Manchester United manager has steered the club to safety after overseeing an impressive run of results since the Premier League resumed in June.

Expectations were high for Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham, but the former Manchester City boss struggled at the London Stadium
Expectations were high for Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham, but the former Manchester City boss struggled at the London Stadium / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

With West Ham's Premier League status secured, Moyes is now looking to the future - stating that although finances may be restricted because of the financial impact of coronavirus, he is keen to bring in some fresh faces. More importantly, he'll have the final say on who the club do and don't go after.

"I think it’s well known that the owners spent a lot of money in the last year or two, I think things are going to be much tighter," Moyes said, before West Ham's last day showdown with Aston Villa.

"Quite often I’ve had to work with no money before, if I have to work with little money then I’ll do the best that I can and get the best out of a players, hoping to try and improve what we’ve got. If we can get some more in then that would be good and we’ll be moving in the right direction."

"I wouldn’t do the job if I didn’t have the final say. I’m too experienced. I wouldn’t be in a situation where if I wasn’t going to get that opportunity, I wouldn’t do it."

Moyes alluded to a key reason why he's so keen to have the final say, highlighting that the fact that manager's are often relieved of their duties when decisions have perhaps been taken out of their hands.

Moyes enjoyed over a decade at Goodison Park, guiding Everton to numerous top six places, despite spending very little on transfers
Moyes enjoyed over a decade at Goodison Park, guiding Everton to numerous top six places, despite spending very little on transfers / Paul Thomas/Getty Images

"We lose our jobs by our decisions and I want it to be that way where if I don’t do the job well enough I want it to be because of my decisions, that’s the way I want it," he added.

West Ham have spent big over the past couple of years - bringing in the likes of Sebastien Haller, Felipe Anderson and Pablo Fornals - but having to rein spending back a little bit may play into the hands of Moyes. The Scot has experience of succeeding with a smaller transfer budget, successfully guiding Everton to numerous top-six finishes despite having limited resources at his disposal.

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